The BDA’s new proposal to construct townships of multi-storeyed apartments have received support from several administrative quarters and the agency plans to try it out in its next project, the Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Layout.
Depending on its success there, the BDA will move ahead with the proposal in its future projects.According to the new BDA commissioner Bharat Lal Meena, the BDA board has been thinking of introducing vertical growth in its proposed layouts. “There is a general perspective over forming these townships in the layouts,” he said.
Group housing is being seen as a solution to many of the City’s infrastructure woes. For A Ravindra, advisor to the Chief Minister on Urban Affairs, vertical growth is a “necessary” option.
“We have been advising the BDA to go forth with this idea to ensure that there is enough housing for people and a proper planning for further growth of the City,” he said.
Ravindra said the sprawling growth of the City needs to be controlled for better planning. As the City expands, the land price also shoots up. A group housing plan can check this and bring about a planned urban structure. The success of the group housing project in the next BDA layout would pave the way for a more concrete urban infrastructure, the CM’s advisor said. “We are still thinking of this at the official level. Once a concrete formulation comes into picture, we will get the necessary approval for the pilot project,” he said.
Based on how the pilot project fares in the Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Layout, the BDA plans to try it out in its upcoming four layouts, Dr Shivram Karanth layout being the next.